undetermined amphisbaenian in the Pleistocene of Sicily represents the last European occurrence of this order outside the present range corroborating the idea that the modern Italian herpetofauna is relatively impoverished if compared to the Pleistocene one, and that this loss of biodiversity not only affected
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, 12sRNA and 16sRNA, to analyse the patterns of distribution in the Iberian Peninsula. The results show three well defined lineages. The first one, already known to be widespread throughout Europe, is distributed along the eastern coast and southern areas of the Iberian Peninsula. The second one
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associated with agricultural areas (Kauri, 1946 ; Eggert, 2002 ; Nyström et al., 2007 ). It is even considered the sole typical representative of herpetofauna in open agricultural landscapes in Central Europe (Tobias, Romanowsky and Larink, 2001 ). However, at its northern and western range edge in
Book Reviews Corbett, K., (ed.) (1989): Conservation of European Reptiles and Amphibians. 1-274, 15 coloured figs., 37 half-tones and diagrams. Price £11.95. Christopher Helm, London. This is the long-awaited handbook on the conservation status of European herpetofauna, commissioned by IUCN
, distribuzione e biologia di Elaphe situla (Linnaeus) 1758 Atti. Accad. Gioenia Sci. Nat. Catania 1969 7 1 42 Flower S.S. Notes on the recent reptiles and amphibians of Egypt etc. Proc. Zool. Soc. (Lond.) 1933 735 851 Hoofien J.H. Contributions to the herpetofauna of Mount Hermon No. I
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Amphibia-Reptilia 28 (2007): 517-529 Diversity, ecological structure and conservation of herpetofauna in a Mediterranean area (Dadia National Park, Greece) Vassiliki Kati 1,* , Johannes Foufopoulos 2 , Yiannis Ioannidis 3 , Haritakis Papaioannou 1 , Kostas Poirazidis 4 , Philippe Lebrun 5
Preservation Society. Council of SEH is pleased with the initiative to distribute Herpetofauna News to SEH members, thus establishing a closer link between continental Europe and England. Poster produced by SEH conservation committee in order to protect Vipera lebetina schweitzeri on the Greek island Milos.
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31 Herpetofauna Pet-Keeping by Secondary School Students: Causes for Concern Ian Bride1 DURRELL INSTITUTE OF CONSERVATION AND ECOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY, UNITED KINGDOM This study of the patterns of the keeping of herpetofauna animals and associated animal welfare issues among
the amphibian chapter and the beginning of the reptilian one and provides an impression of the adaptive variety of Australia's herpetofauna. The editing is generally very careful and good, little faults are rarely found. e.g. Rana esculenta (fig. 10.2, p. 67) is not "an European species", but a hybrid